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Anthony Pikop

May 1, 1917 — February 4, 2012

Anthony Pikop, 94 of Elbow Lake, died Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Barrett Care Center. Funeral: 1:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, United Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake Clergy: Rev. Bob Toso Burial: Ness Cemetery, Elbow Lake Visitation: one hour prior to the service at church Anthony "Tony" Pikop was born in Grant County at his parent's farm on May 1, 1917, to Andrew A. and Clara (Knutson) Pikop. He continued to live on the farm throughout most of his life. He was baptized and confirmed at Ness Lutheran Church and attended District #39 Country School near their farm. Anthony knew the teachers well as his parents provided a home for them during the school year. As a six year old, Anthony remembers babysitting his sister Avis while his parents were doing the milking. He started working the fields with a team of horses at eight years of age. Anthony enjoyed farming and being the "go-to" person for anything that needed to be repaired. He was known throughout the region for his brilliant mind and skills in repairing machinery and motors. At one time, he had a key to every business in Elbow Lake. Anthony and his brother-in-law Morris invented several farm implements. Anthony was a historian. When he would go for a drive with others, he enjoyed telling the history of the farm residents in the area from the early 1900's to the present. He enjoyed giving rides in his wooden speed boat on Pomme de Terre Lake and identifying the cottage residents. Anthony was a man of faith. He appreciated communion being brought to him by pastors and members of United Lutheran Church when he could not attend. Anthony is survived by his sister Avis Baasen, Barrett Care Center; a number of Pikop and Knutson cousins; a nephew, EuGene Baasen, nieces JoAnn (Frank) Ostby and Carlyn (Ron) Nordby, and their families; and close friends Art Sorenson and Lowell and Ginger Ricks. He was preceded in death by his parents; one toddler brother, Wilbur; and his brother-in-law, Morris Baasen. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the United Lutheran Church, Barrett Care Center, or the Grant County Historical Society.

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake 116 1st Street NE Elbow Lake, MN US 56531

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Visitation
Saturday, February 11, 2012
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
United Lutheran Church

116 1st Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Service
Saturday, February 11, 2012
1:30 PM
United Lutheran Church

116 1st Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

cemetery
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Ness Cemetery

Elbow Lake, MN

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